The Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus in Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 23 September 2019
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The thermopolium (cook-shop) of Vetutius Placidus in Pompeii. Thermapolia were bars which served hot food and drinks. The 'L' shaped masonry counter has large storage jars which were used to hold food. On the rear wall of the bar is a painted lararium with a scene depicting the Genius of the household (lares) performing a sacrifice over a small altar with Mercury (left) and Bacchus (right).

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About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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APA Style

Raddato, C. (2019, September 23). The Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus in Pompeii. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11256/the-thermopolium-of-vetutius-placidus-in-pompeii/

Chicago Style

Raddato, Carole. "The Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus in Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 23, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11256/the-thermopolium-of-vetutius-placidus-in-pompeii/.

MLA Style

Raddato, Carole. "The Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus in Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Sep 2019. Web. 02 Aug 2021.